I want a Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction HD edition. Bonus points if it comes out on PC.
I'd buy this in a hot second regardless of whether or not we get a proper sequel. The first Mercenaries is still my favourite open world thing and nothing else, not even Just Cause, has ever really managed to scratch that itch.
Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.
SA is arguably the best moderated large-scale message board on the internet. People who post over there like the trolls over here tend to get probated or outright banned with little or no mercy and/or mocked hilariously by everyone else. Anyone actually getting trolled on SA usually didn't lurk long enough or is acting like an idiot and bringing it on themselves.
It would be a difficult or impossible model to follow for Giant Bomb but Rorie and the others are doing a bang-up job without it and we should all buy them a scotch.
Anything you've heard about SA and trolling probably stems from old MMO guild stuff, and that varies from guild to guild and from goon to goon. SA proper is like, 200,000 users spread across a ton of forums most of which have nothing to do with drama in internet videogames.
Short of rehiring Chris Hero I don't really know if anyone in developmental really fits with the Shield. Honestly, I think I'd just let the story play out as it is rather than adding more people to muddy the waters.
...okay, maybe Solomon Crowe could work if they're really killing the hacker gimmick.